Originally Posted by BungalowJunkie
Seeing how I'm rather new to the Ride Tide revolution.. I have a question regarding crossfire.
With the ATI line, I can crossfire my 5850 with a 5870? I was just looking up crossfire and came across some info on that.. I figured the cards had to be identical.. can anyone offer any insight on this?
If/when I decided to drop a 2nd GPU, should I save some cash and just get a 2nd 5850? or is there any slight performance gain with using a 5870? of course by the time I may do this, the 7x series may be out.. so dropping in a 2nd 5850 may be a waste..
Yes, you can crossfire a 5850 and a 5870.
Problem is, the faster card will operate at the speed of the slower card. So you probably won't see that much of a performance increase.
What I would do is get two 5850s, as they show a larger gain when crossfired together
I'll do an update when I get back from church guys!